20 Heartwarming Quotes for Father’s Day

Father's Day is on June 21, and it's the perfect time to pay tribute to the men who raised us.

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Frank Pittman

“Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” —Frank Pittman, American psychiatrist

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Justin Trudeau

“My father raised us to step toward trouble rather than to step away from it.” —Justin Trudeau

Don’t miss these motivational quotes from eternal optimists!

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Ken Norton

“Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” —Ken Norton, retired boxer

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Robert Parish

“My father taught me a good lesson: Don’t get too low when things go wrong. And don’t get too high when things are good.” —Robert Parish, retired basketball player

These quotes about forgiveness will help you get past your grudges.

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Barack Obama

“Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” —Barack Obama

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Steve Chapman

“Becoming a dad is one thing—being a dad is many things.” —Steve Chapman, columnist

These inspiring Stephen Hawking quotes might lead you to the meaning of life!

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Al Unser

“My dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.” —Al Unser, retired racing driver

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Anthony Kiedis

“The fact that my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative.” —Anthony Kiedis, singer

For more wise words to live your life by, check out these insightful Doctor Who quotes.

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Ed Skrein

“I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son.” —Ed Skrein, actor

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Friedrich Schiller

“It’s not flesh and blood but the heart that makes us father and son.” —Friedrich Schiller, German poet and philosopher

These inspiring Star Wars quotes couldn’t be more relevant to modern-day life.

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“The father who does not teach his sons his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.” —Confucius

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Charles Wadsworth

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” —Charles Wadsworth, pianist

Can you guess the movies that made these quotes famous?

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Frank A. Clark

“A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” —Frank A. Clark, American politician

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Clarence B. Kelland

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” —Clarence B. Kelland, American writer

These brilliant Mad Men quotes really make you think!

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Michael Jordan

“My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'” —Michael Jordan

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Roger Moore

“My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness, and being on time. All very important lessons.” —Roger Moore

These wise quotes from The Good Place can be applied to everyday life.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I think that my strong determination for justice comes from the very strong, dynamic personality of my father. I have rarely ever met a person more fearless and courageous than my father. … If I had a problem, I could always call Daddy.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Charles F. Kettering

“Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.” —Charles F. Kettering, American inventor and engineer

Check out these inspirational quotes from the world’s best comedians.

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David Lauren

“My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels three times as good as you can imagine.” —David Lauren, businessman

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Beau Bridges

“My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.” —Beau Bridges, actor

Don’t miss this collection of the most beautiful proverbs from around the world.

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